CECP - Exploring regional impacts of climate policy in China

Explore the Impacts of Climate Policy in China on Energy, Emissions, Air Quality, and Health

In every nation, sound climate policy design benefits from an understanding of the system-wide response and its associated uncertainties. This response includes not only reductions in CO₂ emissions, but also impacts on the energy system, economy, air quality, and human health. This site is devoted to understanding climate policy impacts in China, and accompanies the Nature Climate Change article “Air quality co-benefits of carbon pricing in China” (doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0139-4).

Policy scenarios
We project and compare the evolution of China’s energy and economic system... more
CO₂ & Air Quality
China has a unique opportunity to clean up CO₂ and local air pollution at... more
Energy mix
China's target of 20% of energy from non-fossil sources (wind, solar, hydro,... more
CO₂ by province
The effects of policy vary widely across China’s provinces, consistent with... more
Air quality impacts by province
Combining the spatial distribution of population with projections of air... more
Provincial comparison
The impacts of policy on provinces can be traced to differences in... more

This site is a project of MIT's China Energy and Climate Project. The CECP is an alliance between the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and the Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. At MIT, the CECP is associated with and supported by the MIT Energy Initiative.

For inquiries, contact: cecp-public@MIT.EDU.

About the MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project

Launched in mid-2011, the MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project began as a five-year project devoted to understanding the impact of climate policy on China’s energy and economic system, and continues today as a close collaboration among MIT and Tsinghua researchers. A core component of this project has involved developing a regional energy-economic model for China and linking it with a state-of-the-art atmospheric chemistry model to capture impacts of policy on energy, emissions, air quality, and human health.